Teachers' Monographs Volume 13

Teachers' Monographs Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... under the United States or in any State who participated in the war or helped any enemies of the United States, but Congress by a two-thirds vote of each house had the right to pardon such people, which it did from time to time. By 1898 all those who were disqualified by this section were pardoned. In spite of these two amendments, the negroes in the South did not enjoy that freedom which the whites enjoyed. State after State managed to keep negroes from voting. In one State the whites threatened to kill all negroes who attempted to vote. In other States measures were passed which made it a crime for a negro to walk on the sidewalk used by a white man, or to be in hall or room where whites were. By these and other means the Southern States ignored amendment XIV. To remedy conditions the XVth amendment was adopted in 1870. The rights of citizens of the United States shall not be denied or abridged by the United States, or by any State, on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. The XVth amendment is not yet respected by all the Southern States. Years will pass before the whites will treat the negroes as their equals or grant all of them the rights which the Constitution guarantees them. The personal feeling against the negro is so strong that it leads the people into all sorts of attitudes towards the fundamental law of the land. The State Government. The government of New York State, like the government of the United States, is divided into three departments--legislative, executive, judicial. The functions of each department are explained in the State Constitution. The first Constitution, which was adopted in 1777, was modeled after those of England, and the colonial governments. This Constitution was revised in 1821, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
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  • United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • abridged edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123682332X
  • 9781236823328